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Corbett Family History

Corbett Name Meaning
English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. adm The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name.Irish: see Corban.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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30,583 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Corbett Families

  • Number of Corbett families
     254 - 506
     85 - 253
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Corbett families
     343 - 684
     115 - 342
     1 - 114
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Corbett families
     145 - 287
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Corbett Family Origin

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Corbett Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Corbett

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Corbett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Corbett Civil War Service Records

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